Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hell has frozen over

I love Mac's. Everytime someone at works asks what kind of computer to buy for home I tell them a Mac. They never listen, but whatever. (FYI: at work, we are all Dell. From the servers to the printers.)

Tonight I was trying to do something so simple. Download pictures from my camera and email them to my dad to show him the flooding in the basement.

So I have a Mac and iPhoto and they are great, usually. I use thunderbird for mail because I don't like the mac mail app. I import the pictures to iphoto and try to email them. The only options are mac mail and entourage. So i am screwed. I try to resize them to send via thunderbird, can't remember how, or figure out how to find the pictures.

So I have an idea.

Fire up a Windows XP box via VMware Fusion, download and install picasa, copy the 4 pictures to the vmware machine and send them With picasa via gmail.

Wow that was easy and fast.

How can iPhoto be so bad? When is apple going to wise-up and add more mail client options?

This is bad, hell has frozen over. I am using Picasa on windows, on a mac, to manage and send pictures. So much for the mac being good at that anymore.

Maybe i'm tired or maybe i am just used to the windows world. I've had a mac for 6 years and have always loved them. This seemed so simple, but yet it wasn't.

Oh and Apple, iWeb sucks.


Chris Osborne said...


Unknown said...

Apple has improved this with the new mobile me integration. I really dont like mobile me though.